Daytona Beach Shores, FL - For the second time this year, a baby dolphin washes up dead on a Volusia County beach.
Volusia County Beach Patrol Captain Tammy Marris tells WNDB the creature – which measured around 3 feet long – came ashore on the 2400 block of South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores, around a mile or so north of Frank Rendon Park.
A passerby spotted the dolphin and flagged down an officer for assistance, according to Marris.
“There was no visible signs of trauma,” Marris said. “[The dolphin] was in good condition. It didn’t appear to be dead for very long.”
Officials from Hubbs SeaWorld will be coming to collect the dolphin and take it back for a necropsy to determine what exactly caused its death.
Another baby dolphin washed ashore dead on March 15th on the 4800 block of State Road A1A in New Smyrna Beach, the same day a decomposing humpback whale carcass also washed ashore just a few blocks away.
Photo courtesy of Volusia County Beach Patrol.
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